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Institution: Western State Colorado University

Position: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Music (Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Percussion)

General Information:

Western State Colorado University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Percussion. Start date: July 2013.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching all levels of music theory and aural skills, maintaining a percussion studio, directing
percussion ensemble and active recruitment for the department. Additional responsibilities may include courses in music composition, music technology, and music education as determined by the needs of the department and candidate expertise. Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester credits per year, academic advising, continued professional development, and service to the University.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance. Assistant professor salary range is $47,000-48,000.

Items to Send:

To apply, go to and use our online application; required attachments to your online application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Send an unedited CD or DVD of a recent
performance to:
Becky Baptist
Music Theory / Percussion Search
600 N. Adams
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO 81231

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled


Please direct questions to Dr. Robert Barrett at:

Other Information:

Western State Colorado University is a residential, four-year public undergraduate university with an enrollment of 2,400 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized undergraduate education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver at an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Gunnison Valley provides spectacular year-round outdoor recreational
opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers.
Visit to learn more about Western.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

Date Listed: 12/11/2012

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